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and get this fixed t unions are going to have to work with people like jeffrey canada. at the same time, as michelle rhee brought up last night, her union also paid $100 million in a mayor's race to destroy a reform candidate -- >> we'll have mayor fenty on tomorrow, by the way. >> and fought reform every step of the way. >> and that's a big issue. a lot of that is generational, by the way. a lot of the teachers have been in the system for a long time, have gotten accustomed to where they were. there are a lot of those teachers who are doing very good work. there are a lot of them who are just kind of showing up and waiting for their time to play out. too many school systems, you can get tenure after three years which makes it almost impossible to fire you. there's almost no other entity in american life in which you get effectively a full-time job guarantee after just three years. >> john legend said last night he considered this to be a civil rights issue. al sharpton said the same thing. >> by the way, it's a national security issue. we have to think about this. this is as important
and scientists say it is safe, critics are not convinced. >> reporter: at a fish farm in canada, scientists are turning these tiny atlantic salmon eggs into a sort of super fish, injecting them with a growth hormone from chinook salmon that causes them to grow twice the fast and twice the harvest. the company says the scientist can relieve overfishing and put more salmon on dinner plates. >> in terms of appearance, taste and texture and biology, the salmon is the same. >> reporter: but consumer health and environmental groups have dubbed the salmon franken fish. ben & jerry's ice cream have launched a something's fishy campaign and any genetically altered animals for consumption. >> today it is the genetically engineered fish and then a pig and chicken. >> reporter: mixed reaction. >> common sense. it's not supposed to be healthy. >> would i eat genetically enhanced food? we're already doing it with processed food. >> reporter: no one has eaten genetically altered fish. and some people have such violent reactions to fish. the fda has already determined it is safe to eat. but the union that
canada is trying to do. if you raise the bar on expectations, the school system will organize itself to jump over that higher bar. several years ago, this is what happened with "race to the top," they asked all the states to put high standards in place across the board. several years ago, michigan did that because that was what we were focused on, doubling the number of college graduates in michigan. we raised the bar at every single grade level. 2007 was the year the high school starts took effect. since 2005, when we started raising the bar k through 12 -- k through 8, we have seen math and reading scores increase every single grade. dropout rate has gone from 15% to 11%, just in two years we have every high schooler taking a college prep curriculum no matter where they live, in detroit, west bloomfield, all taking the same college prep curriculum. as a result of that, we have seen test scores increase, act scores up, 70% taking advanced placement classes. college enrollment is up. community college enrollment has increased by 35%. >> the way you grade this is, i'm hearing a lot of
disagree. we'll find out places like jeffrey canada and randy wine garden agree. the teachers unions are beginning to understand this isn't just about job protection. it's about children as well and that the world is changing underneath their feet. willie, wasn't this one of the saddest parts of the movie when you saw that washington, they showed the adults in the audience with their arms crossed basically saying we don't give a dam about children, we don't give a damn about anything but job protection. >> the moment was so telling when michelle rhee said it took me a year into this job, but now i get why this system chews people up and spits them out and i understand why nothing ever gets done. she's not bowing out. >> everybody should go and bring their kids as well. again, sunday night at 8:00, "education nation," we'll take the conversation to the next level. >> i knew how this movie was going to end even before he was done editing it because we had been up there and we know the tragedy, the human tragedy that goes on in america's poorest neighborhoods. i still had to wipe my eye
and mayor bloomberg are getting it right. remarkable stuff jeffrey canada is doing in harlem. jeffrey sachs, the bottom line is, i said earlier this week this is a moral issue, a national security issue, an economic issue. the united states of america can't move forward. we have to improve our k-12 education system. >> also a jobs issue. when you look at where the unemployment really is, those who finished college education have low unemployment. the unemployment is among people who don't have -- haven't been able to get through the educational system, get a bachelor's degree. so if we have all these dropouts, if we're not getting kids all the way through college these days and there's more and more of that, that's where the unemployment is also located. so it is national security. it's competitiveness. happiness, and it's the jobs. so this matters and these charter schools we're finding great successes and failures and it's a question of building on successes right now. >> coming up in just a few minutes, my your michael bloomberg. willie, how are you going to embarrass us. >> "the last wo
to get in the trenches. i think what jeffrey canada is doing. but we've got to make that live in the public schools. we've got to bring the teachers, everybody in. with randi weingarten tomorrow, we've got to find common ground. >> including charter schools. >> including charter schools. >> you're exactly right. this is not about cherry picking charter schools and making them successful, making them an oasis in the middle of the desert. we have to figure out what's working in harlem with zucker. how do we take that from the public charter schools and get them into the public schools? >> you will never get all the students into the charter school. where you have parents sitting around waiting to hit the lotto on their kid's education, somewhere to bring that to all of america. i think that's what the president's vision was. >> willie, you talked about finland and make all the finland jokes you want. teachers are in the top 10% of paid professionals. until we elevate teachers, nothing else matters. it's a simple business solution. >> you can't do it by just attacking them. >> go
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